It's been a long time coming, but EMI is now withdrawing support from that dusty old music site Grooveshark. That means Grooveshark is completely abandoned by all four major record labels, leaving it pretty much dead in the water.
Music publishers are none too pleased with Amazon's decision to launch a music locker service where anyone can store up to 5GB of MP3s and stream them back over any internet-connected computer or Amazon's Cloud Player Android app, without a cent going either to Amazon or copyright holders.
Word is that Sony is going to be joining EMI in Apple's iTunes Plus. That's the
extra-cost, higher-MP3-quality DRM-free option in iTunes. EMI's currently the only major label in iTunes Plus, so the addition of Sony would be a major coup for Apple to say the least. This is just a rumor though, so watch this space. [9…